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Weather warning updated for Northern Ireland ahead of Storm Babet

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The Met Office has updated the yellow weather warning ahead of Storm Babet which they say will bring some heavy rain to Northern Ireland from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, with possible disruption.

The warning is now effective from 2:00pm tomorrow (Wednesday 18 October) through to 12:00pm on Thursday afternoon, 19 October.

Previously the weather advisory was focused on eastern parts of the province, in particular Counties Antrim, Down and Armagh; this has now been expanded to cover all parts of Northern Ireland.

A Met Office spokesperson commented:

"Rain is expected to develop during Wednesday afternoon, turning heavy and possibly prolonged in places overnight and into Thursday morning, before easing.

"Rainfall across Northern Ireland will be quite variable, with highest accumulations perhaps focused over Antrim and Down, particularly over The Mournes, but with a second area of heavier rainfall further west. 30-50mm of rain could fall in these areas, and a few places over higher ground in the east could see 75-100mm."


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